Peter Obi’s selection as the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, according to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is a sign of good things to come for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Kano State Governor stated this on Monday evening during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today, The Site News reports.
He said: “Our major contender is the PDP. What is our political investment in the South-East? The votes we got from Nasarawa Local Government in Kano Metropolitan Area was much higher than the total votes APC got in the entire five states of the South-East.
While describing Obi’s candidature as a “good omen” for his party, the APC chieftain said the Labour Party’s candidate spells trouble for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“So, you can see that if there is any problem politically in the South-East, it is the PDP that will suffer the brush. So, the emergence of Obi from the Southeastern part of this country I think it’s the votes of PDP that he will snatch away and is already snatching away.
“For APC, I think it is even a good omen. Instead of having a very close competitor, now the attention of the competitor has been diverted.”
Speaking, Ganduje said the internal crisis rocking the PDP will further affect its chances in the forthcoming election.
“Apart from the problem they have within the political party, especially the G5, there is also the factor of Obi. So, any political analyst would know that the emergence of Labour Party is a minus to PDP and by extrapolation, it is a plus to our great party, the APC,” Ganduje said.
The Site News reports that the G5 governors comprising Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) have called for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, citing regional balance in the party’s structure.